In 2017 there were 3,005 establishments (19% of all employers) that reported having skills gaps in their work force, this was a sharp increase in skills gap compared to 2015 when the incidence of skills gaps was 12% in the county. This proportion is significantly higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (14.0%) and National (13%). The incidence of skills gaps in Wiltshire were reported as follows: 4% of managers, 1% of professionals, 2% of associate professionals, 5% of administrative/clerical staff, 3% of skilled trades, 3% of caring, leisure and other services staff, 4% of sales and customers service staff, 1% machine operatives and 4% of elementary staff. Overall that’s 6% of high-skilled jobs, 7% of middle-skilled jobs, 7% of service-intensive and 5% of labour-intensive jobs. For skills gaps, Wiltshire has moved from being ranked joint 13 nationally in 2015 to joint 129 in 2017 compared to the other 152 counties. This data was sourced from the DfE Employer Skills Survey 2017, table 52.